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Jeff Williams: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Roger Farbey

In a new departure, Jeff Williams has forsaken the quartet, quintet or sextet configurations of his previous four albums for Whirlwind in favour of this very convincing trio format. In tandem with this slimmed-down enterprise, he's employed a pianist and composer who is undoubtedly a rising star of jazz. Carmen Staaf graduated with a joint degree ...

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Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Qualcuno sta disperatamente cercando di tenere in vita la tradizione delle orchestre jazzistiche, malgrado la crisi dei mondi, le lamentele dei 'bottom line managers' che sono solo capaci di dire che i conti non tornano. Bella forza, loro guardano solo alla riga finale del bilancio e non hanno la più pallida idea di cosa ci sia sopra. Se sopra ...

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Ben Monder / Bill McHenry: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The world of improvised music is a wondrous pursuit, but as soon as the word “composition" creeps into the proceedings, it can have a slightly stricter form. How much form begins to curb spontaneity is entirely up to the musicians. In the case of guitarist Ben Monder and saxophonist Bill McHenry's Bloom, thankfully, the form does ...

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Cindy Bradley: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

The smooth jazz listing in Wikipedia includes only eight trumpeters/flugelhornists and half of them are artists whose surname starts with the letter “B." The names include Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Randy Brecker and Tom Browne, all of whom have their own style and have left their own mark.

It's time for another “B" to break ...

Jeff Coffin Mu: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Plenty of musicians load up on all-star and eclectic personnel for what are promoted as genre-smashing albums. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is among the relative few who actually delivers on a level most people can relate to.



His multi-ensemble, multi-genre Bloom visits Dixie, freeform, world, folk, and other styles, interpreting with an authentic and modern ...

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Jeff Coffin Mu'tet: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is capable of so much. But I've wondered why he doesn't stick more to the Trane-inspired post bop, which he does so well. I guess you gotta make a living these days and if having a sound that borders on the cheesiness of Michael Brecker, Ed Calle, and the late Bob Berg is ...